The Best Recipe When You Want Pizza on a Diet

You know what they say, the heart wants what the heart wants. And sometimes, what the heart wants is pizza. In fact, most of the time, the heart wants pizza. But what if you’re on a diet and your conscious won’t let you stop at your local pizzeria for a nice, greasy slice? Well, then you need this recipe.

Is it pizza, exactly? Sadly, no. But it’s a light snack that has all the amazing taste of pizza with much fewer calories and fat. The snack in question: pizza-flavored popcorn.

This isn’t pizza artificially flavored with some kind of “pizza seasoning” but actual kernels mixed with spices and veggies that gives every handful of popcorn an amazingly savory zing. Popcorn is addictive all on its own, but throw in some sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and plenty of Parmesan cheese? You won’t be able to stop yourself from snacking.

Pizza-flavored popcorn in a pizza box.OWN
And hey, this is a low-fat, healthy snack, so no one is going to stop you from enjoying the entire batch yourself! This is the ideal treat to make for one or to make for a group movie night. Save some money on another night of pizza delivery with this amazing recipe.

Here’s what you need to get snacking:

Pizza-Flavored Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Olive oil

These simple, all-natural ingredients offer the best flavors of your classic pizza pie! Between the bite of the garlic powder and red pepper flakes, the cheesiness of Parmesan, and the savory taste of real sun-dried tomatoes and dried oregano, you’ll think you’re really indulging in everyone’s favorite comfort food.

The best part of all is that this is an extremely easy recipe to throw together! Essentially, all you have to do is prepare the ingredients individually before combining to make one incredible snack. Make sure to watch the OWN video below to get the full details on preparation.

What do you think of this healthy replacement for that pizza taste we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.